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For gallery inquiries please contact me at edancurtisart@yahoo.com
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2017
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"Toledo"
Edan Curtis
2017
Watercolor and pencil on Bristol



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In progress
Edan Curtis
2017
Watercolor and ink on paper
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"In your eyes
I found gravity" t.j

EDAN CURTIS 2015
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heaven inside
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"Bones, starved of flesh surround your aching heart, full of love" 

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hope
Oil on board

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     Oftentimes I have no interest in painting or drawing and it seems that if I were to force myself to do so it would be just as difficult to look at so instead I read a good book  - and here I have some notes to share but hope you pick up this excellent book by Marilynne Robinson called (2004) Gilead - as it draws you into the preciousness and fragility of life.

~ "Love is holy because it is like grace-- the worthiness of its object never really matters."

~As you might look at a game more abstractly -where is the strength, what is the strategy? As if you had no interest in it except in seeing how well the two sides bring each other along, how much they can require of each other, how the life that is the real subject of it all is manifest in it.  By "life" I mean something like "energy" or "vitality" and also something very different.  When people come to speak to me, whatever they say, I am struck by a kind of incandescence in them, the "I" who predicate can be "love" or "fear" or "want" and whose object can be "someone" or "nothing" and it won't really matter, because the loveliness is just in that presence shaped around "I" like a flame on a wick, emanating itself in grief and guilt and joy and whatever else.  To see this aspect of life is a privilege..." (p. 54)

~  "There was a young couple strolling along half a block ahead of me.  The sun had come up brilliantly after a heavy rain, and the trees were glistening and very wet.  On some impulse, plain exuberance I suppose, the fellow jumped up and caught a hold of a branch, and a storm of luminous water came pouring down on the two of them, and they laughed and took off running...it was a beautiful thing to see, like something from a myth.  I don't know why I thought of that now, except perhaps that it is easy to believe in such moments that water was made primarily for blessing, and only secondarily for growing vegetables and doing the wash....this is an interesting planet it deserves all the attention you can give it." (p. 38)

~ "This morning I have been thinking of heaven, but without much success.  I don't know why I should expect to have any idea of heaven.  I could never have imagined this world if I hadn't spent decades walking around in it.  People talk about how wonderful the world seems to children.  But children think they will grow into it and understand it, and I know very well that I will not." (p. 76)

~  "I don't know exactly what covetenous is, but in my experience it is not so much desiring someone else's virtue or happiness as rejecting it, taking offense at the beauty of it."

~  "NOthing true can be said of God from a posture of defense."

~ "I am grateful for all those dark years, even though in retrospect they seem like a long bitter prayer that was answered finally."

~  "...but it's your existence I love you for mainly.  Existence seems to me now the most remarkable thing ever."

~  "Theologians talk about a prevenient grace that precedes grace itself and allows us to accept it.  I think there must also be aa prevenient courage that allows us to be brace--that is, to acknowledge that there is more beauty than our eyes can bear, that precious things have been put into our hands and to do nothing to honor them is to do great harm.  And therefore, this courage allows us, as the old men say, to make ourselves useful.  It allows us to be generous, which is another way of saying exactly the same thing."
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Circa Divina - from the fruits of the spirit this painting representing faith and dedicated to my friend Mary Poplin. 

Oil on Masonite - 2014

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